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s. >> i've been up since about 4:00 for chainsaws and haven't been back to bed yet. >> reporter: for many in the south the first real winter storm, and it came with a punch. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. here's a look now at the rest of your weather from around the country. avalanche warnings in the cascades. please heed those warnings in light of this week's news. also some flooding rain around seattle. some morning fog for san francisco to san diego. heavy snow in the northern rockies. several inches of snow in michigan. showers from northwest indiana to pittsburgh. >> 50 here in new york. 49 in baltimore. 71 in nawlins for mardi gras. 43 in chicago. 53 in k.c. 50s in the pacific northwest. phoenix 72. and sacramento 68. >> nothing like that kind of weather on fat tuesday morning. enjoy it, new orleans. all right. well, the youngster from connecticut you're about to meet is truly a life saver, and that's why this is our, boom, favorite story of the day. >> ouch. >> don't hurt yourself. >> yeah, an injury on the job. 15-year-old noah drayton knew something was wrong with his bus driver.
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when he climbed on board earlier this month, he asked steve kimble if he was okay and kimble insisted that he was just fine. >> noah got off the bus at the next stop and called his parents who then called the bus company. a replacement driver was sent out and it's a good thing because kimble was actually having a heart attack. >> yeah, he wound up having emergency surgery. and now he calls noah god's miracle. but wow. what a -- for that kid to have that kind of insight. >> talk about your good samaritans. >> and for a young kid to be able to detect that. >> you the man, noah. well done. we'll be right back on "world news now" right after this. ♪ and then a hero comes along ♪ ♪ with the strength to carry on ♪ ♪ and you cast your fears aside ♪
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okay. two things i don't like. root canals and trying to convince my kids to go to the pediatrician. every parent knows that trying to get their kids through a visit to the doctor can be challenging to say the least. >> i believe it. in the latest "reader's digest" editors, though, reveal what pediatricians wish they could say to all parents to make doctor' visits go a little more smoothly. dr. richard besser from here at abc shares that advice. ♪ >> reporter: what's the worst thing about going to the doctor? >> getting shots. >> medicine tastes disgusting. >> disgusting? >> yeah. when i have a cough. >> i hate getting stitches. >> reporter: yeah, the doctor's office isn't always fun. either kids are there because they feel sick or it's time for a vaccine. but parents, you can make it better. for example, don't say out loud, "he doesn't like it when you
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look in his ears." you remind him of the last time, setting this up for failure. and don't tell them if they're bad they'll get a shot. that's mean. >> you want to set up this whole experience as a positive experience. you don't want medicine to be perceived as bad. you don't want the doctor or the nurse to be perceived as the punisher. >> reporter: then there's avoiding the wait. >> you have to wait and wait and antibiotics. >> have you ever had to take an antibiotic, a medicine for your ears? yeah? how'd that taste? >> not good. >> reporter: your doctor is doing you a favor by sending you home without a prescription. studies show that antibiotics for most ear infections are rarely better than just watching and waiting. and pediatricians like me won't give them to you if it's not necessary. overprescribing antibiotics makes them less effective. >> let me listen to your heart. >> no. >> no? >> reporter: and finally no, appointments available? if the front desk tells you the doctor is too busy to see you, ask for a nurse. if your child's sick, they can work you in, even if the schedule is tight. >> my favorite part of the doctor is when you're all done with the doctor i get a lollipop. >> reporter: and one other secret to my success as a pediatrician. not lollipops but stickers.
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>> which one would you like? >> that one. >> the gold one right here. because you know what? you are a star. >> you're a star. >> do your kids like to get the shot? that's what all kids hate. >> no. but you know what? i try to set it up -- >> oh! >> that looks like a horse shot. i try to set it up. i'm like we're going to go get ice cream. whatever it takes. we'll go to mcdonald's. and that's how they perceive it. >> with a needle that big i'm assuming it doesn't matter. >> comparatively to their little thighs the shots that they're putting in -- >> it's big. it's bad. >> yeah. coming up next, hamburger that comes from a lab, not a farm. >> the mystery meat scientists and activists are raving about. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now."nenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenene
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♪ you won't get no dessert till
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you clean off your plate ♪ ♪ so eat it ♪ ♪ don't you tell me you're full ♪ ♪ just eat it ♪ ♪ eat it ♪ weird al. got to love him. here's a question for you now. would you eat a burger that was grown in a test tube? the world's first test tube meat made from a cow's stem cells will actually be produced this fall. >> but the dutch scientist who made the announcement left many people scratching their heads. here's the bbc's pallab ghosh. >> reporter: this is a strip of muscle grown from stem cells taken from a cow. it will be used to make the world's first synthetic burger. the strip is one of thousands grown in a lab in the netherlands. researchers mix them with layers of fat also created in the lab to make a burger. >> my eventual dream is to produce meat that tastes and looks exactly like this so that you won't be able to distinguish it from the livestock meat. but you know now that it's produced in an environmentally friendly, animal-friendly, and resource-friendly way. >> reporter: professor post
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grows stem cells in a dish, which then clump together and grow into muscle. it's real meat. so it should look and taste like the real thing. researchers say it's more efficient than farming. just one animal could make a billion burgers. a possibility that's been welcomed by animal welfare groups. but locals at a nearby hot dog restaurant are wary. >> there's nothing better than natural meat. and you know, this is how we've been raised our whole lives here. so we know where the farming comes from. we know who's processing it for us. we know how good it is. >> reporter: buying meat in supermarkets is something that we take for granted nowadays. but not for very much longer, according to some economists. they believe that because of rising demand from india and china meat prices are set to soar. >> we have about a billion people that are undernourished on the planet. and as we push toward 9 billion by 2050 we're going to need to produce a lot more food. >> reporter: professor post hopes that the technology he's developing will one day help
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feed an ever-growing and increasingly hungry world. pallab ghosh, bbc news, vancouver. >> this is our facebook question of the day. so chime in. would you eat meat from a test tube? >> i'm going to say no. especially right now it costs $310,000 for one burger. and i think a million if you want the cheese on it. who knows? >> that's a little pricier than a happy meal. but you know, if you saw things out of a slaughterhouse, you may not think the real thing's that much better. >> something to be said for au natural. >> yes indeed. "morning papers" is next. we're featuring the one and only mardi gras. natural. >> morning papers next. we're featuring the one and only mardi gras.
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have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then get lunesta for $0 at there's a land of restful sleep. we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. >> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." well, in case you couldn't tell, it is a special version of "morning papers" right now. it is fat tuesday. it is mardi gras in new orleans. and in places around the world who celebrate. my favorite holiday of the year.
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and we have so much good stuff. new orleans food. we've do the beads on. you have some of my favorite beads on. i have my king hat. we have the king cake here. the -- i've worn this the last five or six years. but i want to show pictures to give folks a real taste of what mardi gras is all about. take a look at this. the parades, the people, the parties. so much going on in new orleans and around the world. the bands, the music. families hitting the streets. everyone staying out all morning, all night having a great time. i want to thank the folks on facebook who are sending the pictures of the great mardi gras times they have had. and all that great stuff here. because it's such a celebration, such a part of the cultural fabric of new orleans and around the world. the city's just been going nuts for the last two weeks. today's the last day. look at that little fella there decked out. his beads. you've got to love that. cute little kid. it really is a family event despite all the stuff you may see on bourbon street and so forth. it is quintessentially a new orleans event. there i am from mardi gras way back when. there's the king hats in the courtyard of pat o'brien's in the french quarter, one of the coolest spots in new orleans. of course it's not mardi gras unless there's king cake.
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thank you to my good friends for shipping this up here. we've got the staff here. they've got their beads on. they're ready for some king cake here. huge event. >> you lived there for quite a while. so that's why you're such an expert. >> absolutely. >> drop some knowledge on us about mardi gras. >> mardi gras's always 47 days before easter. tomorrow starts ash wednesday, the season of lent when people are supposed to give up something, catholics. it is not official holiday in louisiana. so government's closed, schools are closed today for mardi gras. it's a very big deal. if you get hit in the face in one of the parades with one of these coconuts or the beads and get scratched or lose a tooth as people have, you cannot sue in that state because it is an assumed liability. when you hit a parade and get knocked out, you're on your own. you do what? >> they come flying, too. >> people hurl that stuff. it's so true. and also despite what you see on bourbon street it's not all about the women showing their whatever and that kind of stuff. >> what's the whatever? >> a lot of it is a family event
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here. they're doing the fancy balls, the house parties, the cookouts, the parades. there's so much going on besides the people going nuts on bourbon street here. and mardi gras is actually carnival season and the last day of carnival season is mardi gras. so actual carnival starts january 6th. so there's weeks and weeks. the last two weeks is the big party time here. and one tidbit too, the first mardi gras was not in new orleans. it was in mobile, alabama back in 1703. those are your tidbits. but the bottom line is eat, drink, and be merry and happy mardi gras. happy mard
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- pumped up. the rapidly increasing gas prices across the country could put the brakes on an economic turnaround. >> the ripple effect higher fuel prices will have on you, your family, and your budget.
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it's tuesday february 21st. ah, good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we already made a mistake. it's not just a tuesday morning. it is a fat tuesday morning. so happy mardi gras, everybody. got your beads here, too. >> not p-h-a-t. >> yeah. fat with an f. we'll save it for later. we'll get to the news. >> you've got a lot of surprises. >> a lot of good stuff on this fat tuesday. it's a good day around the world. >> and i missed you, by the way. >> welcome back from "gma" duty. >> it's always fun to be on "gma." i'm paula faris. over the long holiday weekend the increasing gas prices went into hyperdrive in some cities. while your commute costs you more, even florists need into increase their prices because it costs more to deliver those flowers. just a ripple effect. one thing after another, after another, next thing you know you're going to be paying $10 for a gallon of milk. >> knock on plexiglas. everything's going up. it's scary. but also, the newly elevated roman catholic cardinal from right here in new york, he's
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already making an impression at the vatican. some of the faithful even wondering if the outgoing and outspoken cardinal timothy dolan could be the first ever american pope. we haven't had an american pope in all these years of popedom, but maybe he could be the first. >> i printed out an interesting little bookmaker. there's like an oddsmaker for the people. >> betters have everything to bet on. i love it. >> we've got those numbers, too. and later this half hour, whenever duchess kate middleton wears something stylish her fans like rob go searching to find. the fashion industry is seeing dollar signs all thanks to kate. >> she's one of those fashion icons everyone's watching. but before we get to all of that, those tensions of course far away from home are squeezing us right here in our very own driveways. gas prices are on the way up yet
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again. >> and it comes just as the economy looks to be picking up again. but we could soon be pumping all our profit right back into our gas tanks. abc's diana alvear reports from los angeles. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning. let me tell you, i filled up my car yesterday at a cost of $4.29 a gallon. that sounds really painful. but it will seem like a bargain in just a couple of months. if $4 gas has you thinking about parking your car permanently, get ready because prices are set to keep climbing. global oil prices hit a new high. $105 a barrel. the spike stems from iran halting crude oil exports to britain and france and threatening other nations. retaliation for the european union's upcoming sanctions over its nuclear program. and fallout from the conflict can be felt right here at home 37 gas at its highest price ever for a president's day weekend. experts say don't be surprised if the national average reaches a record $4.25 by late april. and nearly $5 by memorial day. and when gas prices rise, so do prices for pretty much everything else. this virginia floral shop is
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raising the cost for delivery service. >> gas prices are a cost that people are conscious of when they're paying it but when they get delivery they don't think about at that time all. but for us it's very real. >> reporter: with more money going to pay for gas more americans are making more sacrifices. >> no more dinner. no more movies. you know, if we get a movie, it's maybe once a month. >> reporter: still others are hoping high gas prices prompt more people to purchase hybrids or take public transportation. >> it's a precious disappearing resource. and we need it desperately. we're going to run out of it. the only way to make people stop using so much is to raise the price. >> reporter: and gas prices are again of course a big issue on the campaign trail. republican presidential contender newt gingrich is even promising to make gas $2.50 a gallon if he's elected. rob, paula. >> thanks, diana. one tip i think is kind of cool. they say avoid the gas stations if you can closest to the
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highway or closest to the interstate because they are much more expensive than if you go another mile or two further away from the highway, they could be a little cheaper out there. so if you're driving, that's one way to kind of limit your costs, which is a good thing. >> or you could get rid of the minivan like i have. downsize. >> whoopedies are not good in a tough economy. those rising gas prices are fueling the presidential race. out on the campaign trail a new twist in the road. the latest national poll shows rick santorum surging ahead of mitt romney. get this, by ten points. that's beyond the margin of error. it's actually the first time santorum has had a double-digit lead. another twist for sure. however, mitt romney is still blowing santorum away when it comes to fund-raising. his campaign brought in $6.5 million last month but had enough on hand to spend a whopping $18 million. meanwhile, santorum raised about 4.5 million bucks. he's already spent most of that to become the front-runner. overseas now to the deadly unrest in syria. forces loyal to syrian president bashar assad's regime are maintaining that their offensive
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against rebel forces in the city of homs, there are reports that government troops and tanks are just outside the city possibly for a new ground assault, weary citizens lining up for bread amidst the violence. the red cross is trying to broker a cease-fire. >> i much-needed cease-fire. also from the mideast, some lucky sailors who were rescued from their burning ship. lucky for them a tv crew was actually nearby when the fire broke out. the burning ship had been transporting fuel when something obviously went very, very wrong. nine sailors were brought to safety. no word, though, on exactly what sparked that fire. now we turn to a rising star in the roman catholic church who's catching the attention of followers around the world and even from the pope himself. new york archbishop timothy dolan has just been elevated to cardinal. he's big on charm, big on personality, and even may be next in line for an even higher calling.
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more now from abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: in the severe surroundings of st. peter's basilica he stands out as a one-man american charm offensive. >> why put on airs or why try to be somebody different if the italians say you make knocki with the dough you've got. so lord knows i've got a lot of dough. >> reporter: that is not the way most of these cardinals talk. but it has made timothy dolan very popular here. he even got a smile from the pope as he received his cardinal's cap this weekend, along with a thank you for what's being called a rock star speech to his fellow cardinals. >> he said well, thank you again. and i said, well, thank you for this. that's what made him smile. >> reporter: as for the 84-year-old pope, he is clearly failing. he now enters st. peter's on a wheeled platform, unable to walk the aisle. all of this leading to speculation that cardinal dolan just might be what this church needs as its next leader. an american pope?
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could it really happen? after a polish pope and a german pope, there's going to be a lot of pressure to put an italian back in the vatican. and there is strong resistance to a pope from the world's only superpower. but for a church mired in scandal and said to be out of touch with its followers a pope with the common touch has to have a certain appeal. >> he can present the gospel message, the message of catholicism to people with a smile. it's not with a frown. >> reporter: but he is not all smiles. just before coming to rome he took on president obama over the issue of legislating access to contraception. >> the government will still require most americans to pay for this coverage even if it violates their consciences. >> reporter: that kind of assertiveness impressed devout catholics, including the pilgrims who came to the vatican this weekend. >> could you see him becoming pope? >> absolutely. why not?
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>> an american pope? >> why not? >> reporter: it is a stretch. but ask believers. miracles have happened before. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> okay. so in ireland they have paddy power bookmakers, basically like vegas odds. dolan's odds to be pope are 80/1. not even the best in america. there's a cardinal from st. louis and then another cardinal from san francisco who have better odds. but the best odds are cardinal peter turkson of ghana. 2/1 odds. >> we'll see how it plays out. cardinal faris sounds good to me. here's your tuesday forecast now. some drenching rain around seattle. avalanche warnings. had a big story yesterday about those folks who died. warnings in the cascades this morning. up to a foot of snow meanwhile in the northern rockies. a few inches in michigan. afternoon showers from northern indiana to pittsburgh and some evening sprinkles in boston and new york. here in new york it is 50. near 60 in atlanta. 78 in miami. mostly 40s from omaha to detroit. phoenix 72. and seattle 52. well, a funny thing seems to be happening amid all the
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linsantity. most of those new york knicks fans. it seems their team just can't beat some of the nba's worst teams. >> a day after topping the defending nba champs dallas jeremy lin and the knicks took on the new jersey nets last night. he had 21 points but his knicks ultimately came up short losing 100-92. and carmelo anthony was back in the line-up. >> lin and the knicks have won 8 of their last 10 games, though. one of those losses was to new orleans. the nba's actually second worst team this season. >> but they've got mardi gras. >> they do have mardi gras. that's all they care about right now. we'll be right back, everybody. ♪ now. we'll be right back, everybody.
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♪ in our business we hear all about death and destruction. we see the depths of depravity of humanity. this story will renew your faith in humanity. 9o,000 people in the u.s. are
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wait forget a kidney transplant. and sometimes all it takes is one stranger to set off a chain of life-saving events. >> diane sawyer brings us a remarkable story of one act of selflessness that was multiplied over and over across the country, saving 30 lives. >> reporter: it's the incredible algebra of human kindness. one person deciding to save the life of a stranger, whose family in turn saves the life of another stranger, and on and on. all you need is the stranger who starts it. >> a stranger is just as important as a family or friend. >> reporter: enter rick rosamenti, an electrician who said work was slow right now, he had time on his hands, enough time to give a gift. >> it's like there's some virtue to being kind and helpful to your family and friends, but that's easy. you know what i mean? if the world could love the stranger and be as kind to them as to their family and friends, world problems would be solved.
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>> reporter: getting nothing in return, he decided to give his kidney to someone whose family couldn't provide a match. as a result his kidney traveled all across the country to new jersey, to the family of a man who in turn donated one of their kidneys. to brook kitsman from michigan. and as we said, it went on and on. an ex-girlfriend getting a kidney because her ex-boyfriend gave one to someone else. the old prom dates from queens, new york, gregory donating a kidney so zenovia could get a kidney from samantha in porterville, california. the mastermind behind it all is an ex-marine with an mba and his own company. and a 10-year-old daughter who once had kidney failure. 15 people tried to donate. until she got the match. >> when i, you know, saw these systems, i thought there needed to be a better way. and that's what drove us to create the national kidney registry. >> it must have been a terrifying time. >> it was very stressful, yes. >> so you're giving back? you're paying forward?
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>> yes. you might say that. >> reporter: and so it was before dawn, matching profiles, logistics, blood types. four months, 17 hospitals, 11 states. until this largest chain of generosity ever ended with the 30th transplant, 47-year-old donald terry. >> i felt myself was like dying on dialysis. when the doctor called me and told me that he had a kidney and that he was going to donate, i can't tell you how i actually burst down in tears. >> reporter: and terry had no idea that the two people watching over him were that ex-marine and the stranger who on impulse walked into the hospital. >> if you believe in god, you could say, well, maybe god gave us an extra kidney so that we could give away. you know, if i had another kidney, i would donate that one, too. >> reporter: so many people connected by what it really
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means to be human. >> thank you! >> reporter: many of them wanting to send a message like paulette from chicago, recipient number 12. >> the words "thank you" really aren't enough. but they're the only ones i know to say. so thank you. >> reporter: sending their gratitude and the hope that tomorrow morning before dawn all across america it can all begin again. >> wow. what an amazing story there. for those thinking about donating they say that death because of kidney donation is extremely rare, meaning there's not really an impact on the donor. so there's no reason healthwise to not give if you wanted to. >> i love what the guy said. maybe if you do believe in god he did give you an extra one just so you could pay it forward. >> and there's no better example of paying it forward than that. god bless all those guys. amazing. >> coming up, two grammy winners making noise, not music. >> a hot war of words involving miranda lambert and chris brown. you're watching "world news now."
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miranda lambert and chris brown. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ ♪ now turn to the celebrity smackdown between two grammy winners, country superstar miranda lambert is going on the attack right from her own concert stage. >> and on twitter, of course. the dispute is with r&b star chris brown and his returning to the spotlight after assaulting his then girlfriend rihanna. >> reporter: it's fair to say miranda lambert is not a fan of chris brown. ♪ >> beating up on a woman is never okay. >> reporter: at her concert on thursday she pulled out this
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handwritten poster saying "take notes, chris brown." >> so that's why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun. >> reporter: she then launched into her hit single "gunpowder and lead" about a woman preparing to shoot her abusive husband. ♪ ♪ gunpowder and lead ♪ >> reporter: a not exactly subtle reference to brown, who plead guilty to assaulting then girlfriend rihanna in 2009. >> miranda lambert, you remember, is a country music artist whose career is built on being outspoken, saying what she thinks. but in particular her songs are all about bashing no-good guys. >> reporter: lambert has been on a twitter tear ever since the grammys, where a wildly applauded brown performed twice and took home the award for best r&b album, tweeting "chris brown twice? i don't get it. he beat on a girl. not cool that we act like that didn't happen." in a tweet he's since taken down
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brown was quick to reply. "hate all you want because i got a grammy now. that's the ultimate expletive off." then it was back to lambert. "be who you are and stand for what you believe in no matter what." "oh, and one more thing for all who are asking. i have a grammy too." and while lambert has gone silent for now, brown is not backing down, tweeting over the weekend -- "using my name to get publicity? i love it. perform your heart out. good night to all the people who live life and who aren't stuck in the past." >> and she's really sensitive about this because her parents were private investigators who frequently took in abused women when she was a child. >> explains a lot.
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welcome back, everyone. in the past year kate middleton has become a wife, a duchess, and now a fashion icon with real marketing power. >> while many industries are struggling, the fashion business in britain has been pretty incredible, seeing a lot of growth there thanks to the so-called kate middleton effect. the bbc's emma jones has more. >> reporter: fashion fit for a princess, or at least a duchess. this is british designer temple e's latest collection. it's become one of london fashion week's biggest shows, not least because of who wears the brand. both the duchess of cambridge and her sister have worn templey on public occasions. but the whole of british retail is blooming from the so-called kate effect. in the hours after she wears either high street or a british designer, internet searches and sales spike by as much as 500%. >> she's done wonders. i mean, she looks fantastic. she's a really lovely girl.
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she's supporting british fashion by wearing just british fashion, which is brilliant. >> reporter: in just a decade ellis templey's business has grown to sell in 37 countries. labels like this have never been more in vogue. it's not just temply which is benefiting from the current association with quality. these are the opulent surroundings of the mulberry fashion show, and luxury british heritage brands like this one are gaining worldwide seats into expansion. by 2015 asia will account for 20% of all luxury goods sales. mulberry and burberry are already well-known brands over there, but it's up-and-coming labels like house of holland that have also opened in beijing. according to the designer, london is finally make business sense, too. >> i think what we've really managed to do as a fashion capital in recent years and recent seasons is really prove to the world that we have an amazing wealth of creative talent who can also be commercially viable. >> reporter: because of this this year designers like stella mccartney returned to london for the first time in a decade to show.
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the challenge will be to keep her here. emma jones, bbc news. >> wow. there seems to be a lot of pressure on a young lady that everything you wear people are photographing and trying to emulate around the world. that's a lot of pressure, huh? >> and if you wear it twice. forget about it. >> the uproar there would be. she's even credited for breathing new life into pantyhose. i thought women hated pantyhose. >> i hate pantyhose. i like spanx, though, because they suck everything in that needs to be sucked in. >> look at you, pippa. >> hey, kate. don't forget to call me after the show.c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c
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what are those for? >> oh, come on now. you know what day it is. >> good tuesday morning. it's fat tuesday. i'm paula faris. i was going to say fat faris just to go with the -- everything's fat today. >> happy mardi gras. fat tuesday, everybody. i'm rob nelson. thanks for joining us today. rick santorum's poll numbers are going up as he addresses social issues and also questions the president's religious beliefs in a way. conservatives are rallying behind santorum. he's doing great in the polls. all of this ahead of the big arizona and michigan primaries set for a week from today. so why is the gop so worried right now? we'll get into all of that. what a wild gop race this has been. and now the new king of the hill, mr. santorum. >> new cowboy with the hat. also this morning, help wanted down on the farm. it's a growing business. raising fruits and vegetables
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and tending to cattle. but there aren't enough people out there who want the job. we'll tell you what happens when there's a shortage of farmers. you hate to hear that. >> yeah, that's tough, too. and later this half hour, a church where texting and tweeting during the sermon is actually encouraged. meet a preacher who has faith in social media and is sharing his message. you know, it's facebook and twitter's world. we're just all living in it. >> wait, are they listening to me or -- hey, you've got an excuse now. >> even preachers need publicity. first, one week from today the first real test of rick santorum as the republican front-runner. voters will go to the polls in arizona and michigan. >> huge day. mitt romney desperately needs to win michigan, where he grew up, to keep his front-runner status and to avoid what would be a really stunning embarrassment. it's not looking good, though, for mr. romney. rick santorum has now surged ahead by a full ten points. with more on this here's abc's jon karl. >> reporter: rick santorum ventured into ohio looking more and more like the front-runner. >> freedom isn't to do whatever you want to do.
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it's to do what you ought to do, right? >> reporter: and santorum has spent a lot of time lately talking about what people ought and ought not to do. most recently he's taken aim at insurance coverage for prenatal testing, which santorum says leads to more abortions of children with birth defects. >> when they are discovered in the womb, doctors encourage, in some cases almost insist that they abort these children. >> reporter: santorum says the issue is personal for him because his 3-year-old daughter was born with a genetic disorder often detected in prenatal tests. >> i have a child who has trisomy 18. almost 100% of trisomy 18 children are encouraged to be aborted. so i know what i'm talking about here. >> reporter: santorum's commitment to social issues is clearly heartfelt, but privately some top republicans tell abc news his views would be a disaster for the party. driving away independents, moderates, and women. just over the past week or so santorum has had to explain his
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personal opposition to birth control and to women in combat. and over the weekend santorum seemed to question the president's religion, in a speech attacking his energy policy. >> it's not about your jobs. it's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. oh, not a theology based on the bible. a different theology. >> reporter: santorum says he was talking about the president's environmental views, not his religion. although look how his own spokesman slipped up when she tried to say radical environmentalist. >> he's referring to the president's policies in terms of the radical islamic policies the president has. >> reporter: as for mitt romney, new numbers out show that his supporters have spent $14 million on ads attacking his republican rivals. his own campaign has spent millions more. but still romney has been unable to stop rick santorum's surge. jonathan karl, abc, washington. >> it's so funny, too. i think -- obviously, mitt
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romney has struggled to rally that conservative root around him. but the more people learn about santorum people will find out just how dramatically far right he is. and whether that's good for the gop to have that kind of conservative go against obama in the fall. >> but i think true conservatives, tea party conservatives are still trying to send a message to the republican base that we want somebody a little more conservative than mitt romney because he can be a little bit of a massachusetts moderate. >> that's the tea party influence. interesting as always. speaking of politics now, newt gingrich is far back in third place, but he's making gas prices topic number one in his bid for the white house. he's now promising to drop the price as low as two bucks a gallon. he said he'll do that by relaxing regulation on domestic oil production. he's also blasting president obama for delaying that canada to texas pipeline and because when obama was inaugurated gas actually back then cost less than two bucks a gallon. critics, though, are questioning how much influence any president can actually have on the price of gas. and right now, in fact, americans are paying the highest gas prices ever for this time of year. it's rising at record speed, up 25 cents from just a month ago.
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some analysts say a agallon of gas could reach $5 by memorial day. we'll soon be feeling the ripple effect of those spiking prices far from the pump, in fact paying more for groceries, more for heat, even more for medicine. well, word from europe this morning is that a deal to ease the financial crisis in greece has been reached. the agreement would hand greece about $170 billion in bailout loans, saving it from a potentially catastrophic default. reaction to the deal in asian markets has been lukewarm. most of the major exchanges across that region traded lower. and here at home the nation's unemployment rate stands at 8.3%. but one industry that's looking to add workers out of absolute necessity is farming and agriculture. wzzm's sarah barwatts reports from grand rapids, michigan. >> on our farm we currently grow what are predominantly tart cherries. we also grow apples and peaches. >> reporter: winter months have turned michigan's fruitful fields cold and dark. but these same fields could be a light at the end of the tunnel
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for the unemployed. >> ag jobs are really in dire need of needing ag labor. in my county in particular we had crops such as apples and asparagus that went unpicked this last season. >> reporter: farmer michael derider says there's a growing problem. old farmers and not not enough young enthusiasts to replace them. he says the average age of u.s. farmers is currently 57 years old. >> we're in desperate need for younger farmers to take over some of this land. we just heard this morning that roughly 75% of the land's going to be turned over to new hands. so we really need young farmers to step up and take it over. >> reporter: and if a rake and hoe isn't your thing but you're looking for work, there's still hope. >> we see it as it's veterinarian works. we're in need of veterinarians. we're in need of accountants. we're in need of marketing, sales. there's a wide range of jobs. it's not just the overall perspective that we need somebody on the orchard. >> reporter: derider says agriculture demands will increase 19% in the next few
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years. with more mouths to feed, a career in agriculture has stable growing conditions. >> and you can imagine demand is up because people these days want more locally grown food. they think it's healthier, it supports their local area. so you need the people out there to kind of feed that demand. >> the -- >> no pun intended. >> exactly. new numbers overnight say farm incomes in canada hit a new record last year. they're expected to go up 27% this year. but it is so important. you know, families are looking for how many steps from the farm, how many days does it take to get to -- you know, the produce to get to the grocery store. and if you can just drive there and get it yourself. >> it's easier. and sometimes healthier as well. >> for sure. researchers are now looking into a link between diet soda and the risk for heart disease. doctors in miami discovered older adults who drank sugar-free soda every day were 44% more prone to a heart attack or stroke. but they say there's no direct link between the soda and heart problems. most patients studied were overweight or had high cholesterol and drank diet soda to watch their intake of calories.
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well, attention, baseball fans. manny ramirez could be appearing this season at a ballpark near you. the famously odd slugger has reached a deal with the oakland a's that could be worth $500,000. before he plays, though, ramirez must serve a 50-game suspension because he's tested positive for drugs twice. that means he won't be eligible until the end of may. ironically, on his 40th birthday. >> really? >> yeah. so if there are no rainouts or any delays, he'll come back on his 40th birthday. >> we'll see how he does. it was a very big day for john glenn. celebrating the 50th anniversary of his historic flight. glenn became the first american to orbit the earth back on february 20th, 1962. he circled the planet three times, putting the u.s. back in the space race against the soviets. glenn, who is now 90 years old and looks great, marked the occasion at ohio state university yesterday. he shared some of his old fears about space flight. >> the ophthalmologists were literally concerned at that time that your eyes might change
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shape and you might -- your vision might change enough you couldn't seen even see the instrument panel enough to make an emergency re-entry if you had to. >> what an american icon. nasa actually surprised glenn with a live connection to the international space station. he joked with the astronauts up there and marveled at how much technology has improved since way back in the '60s. staying in space, another former astronaut in the news. mark kelly, the husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords. kelly has signed a deal with simon & schuster to write a children's book about a mouse. it's going to be called "mousetronaut." a partially true story. it's due to hit shelves in october. he collaborated with giffords on her memoir last year. so maybe the mouse will go up to the moon and eat the blue cheese moon. right? because it's made out of cheese. no. and here's your tuesday forecast -- i'm going to save from you that. afternoon showers from gary, indiana over to pittsburgh. a few inches of snow in northern michigan and the u.p., as you like to call it, paula. >> you love my bad jokes. >> i do.
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snow tapers off in the colorado mountains. up to a foot falls in the northern rockies. some flooding in seattle. >> 68 in sacramento. 51 in salt lake city. 45 in billings. 48 in minneapolis. 53 in k.c. 70s from dallas to miami. atlanta hits 59. and boston 42. >> put on your beads. i won't make you do what sometimes gets done. but put them on right now because at long last it has finally arrived. it is today. fat tuesday. mardi gras. it is the climax of carnival season. and this is what part of the party looked like yesterday down in rio. how are y'all doing? >> and it may not look like it, but this was the second annual parade and party inspired by the beatles' 1967 classic album "sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band." they're having a good time. >> can't help but to on mardi gras. a massive throng of people turned out, as you can see. and hopefully, more than a couple of them don't remember what a good time they may have had. as we used to say in new orleans, laissez les bon temps roulez. let the good times roll. >> that just rolled off your tongue, too. >> after ten years -- you've got
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time he or she is 2 years old. >> one of them is anti-disestablishmentarianism. >> very good. >> the language development survey's list of must-know words include words about toys and food. and they say if your child doesn't know them by 24 months it could lead to him being a slow reader or it could be an indication of other developmental delays. >> now we go over this list we have in front of us. some of these words kids should know. >> mommy, daddy, baby, milk, juice, hi. >> you're doing really well, paula. >> hello. ball. ls are really hard for kids to say. my 2 1/2-year-old instead of lantern he said yantern. >> oh, does he really? and they say new york kind of funny, too, don't they? >> you nork. >> you nork. >> exactly. thank you, shoe, hat, book, all gone, bye-bye, more. my son, actually, instead of like no nothing he'll say no nofing. he has had some speech issues. and a lot of that i think stems from the fact he has an older sister who -- she never shuts up. caroline. >> she's the chatty cathy?
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>> yeah. she chatted a lot. and i think she spoke for him for so long. but we had to have an auditory test. he had to have his hearing tested first after the pediatrician recommended that. and then we had to bring in a speech therapist. he was kind of on the borderline but it just gave him a little kochx. someone coming to the home for two months gave him confidence. and he's doing well now. >> let's see if we can read these words right here. coming up, stephen colbert's return to the air after a family crisis. >> very good. you're really good at that. >> don't start, baby. >> and a new song from rihanna and chris brown. it's all next in "the skinny." new song from rihanna and chris brown. it's all next in "the skinny." nenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenenene
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny ♪ yes. with our mardi gras beads on. "the skinny." >> love a good party. >> yes indeed. no better party on earth. >> so it was just three years ago that chris brown beat up his then girlfriend rihanna. just a year ago the restraining order was lifted. now reports that they're reconciling. he apparently went to her birthday party last week. and he tweeted just yesterday, happy birthday to rihanna, who
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turned 24 on monday. and now get this. they're not only speaking but they're collaborating on two songs, including this one from rihanna's remix of "birthday cake." take a listen. ♪ been a long time ♪ ♪ i've been missing your body ♪ ♪ let me turn the lights down ♪ and brown also tweeted a link to the new version of "turn up the music" in which rihanna also sings. >> i mean, you have to question it concerning what went down why she would take him back and the cycle that could kind of start all over again. but maybe it's a publicity stunt and maybe there just is some creative respect and they're trying to boost their careers with a new hit. who knows? most women probably wouldn't get back together with someone like that. but you know, it happens more than you think out there. way outside hollywood. >> they say she likes to live on the edge and live dangerously. and if that's how you want to live dangerously -- >> good luck, rihanna. be careful.
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>> be warned. >> yes. also stephen colbert came on the air monday night. he was gone for a few days last week because his mom was ill, but he came back to the air last night and as always was pretty funny. take a listen to how he came back to the air. >> before we start the broadcast tonight i just want to address my recent absence from the national conversation. as the hub around which the republic turns i can understand why the machinery of this great nation ground to a halt last week when you were denied this. >> stephen actually is one of 11 children. his mother's 91 years old and is kind of in some deteriorating health. so he went to be by her side. he said you know what, after having 11 kids she's tough as nails. so he gave a shout out to his mom. but he's back. welcome back, stephen. thoughts with your mom. >> got to take care of your mama. big party at mardi gras. you should be there right now. >> i should be. >> one of my favorite actors, will ferrell, was -- he was king baucus, the roman god of wine, in their annual mardi gras parade. here he is -- >> they always have celebrities
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kind of lead many of the parades. bacchus being one of them. it was will's turn this year. >> and he's been in new orleans since november working on a political comedy about the campaign. but he's kind of doing a spoof about snl. >> we need more cowbell. i'm sure he had a great time. every king of baucus. william shatner's done it, james gandolfini, elijah wood, paul hogan. charlton heston. >> what about you? >> maybe next year. lindsay lohan back in the news briefly. guess what? she's going to host "saturday night live" on march 3rd. trying to mount that comeback. she had her drug issues, the court dates, the "playboy" issue. now she's back on "snl." so we'll see. tune in to that and see whether she's back on the comeback trail or whether she's going to be a hot mess. stay tuned. stay tuned. >> i'm guessing the latter. get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day,
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well, did you go to church on sunday? if you did, were you on your phone during the service? >> i was. you can download the bible as an application. you can take notes. and they're fine with that. you can do a little flashlight if you want. or a candle. >> you can do it all. >> most churches would say that's a big no-no. but at least one is embracing it, going as far as to encourage parishioners to tweet during the sermon. nadia crowe from kcrg in cedar rapids tells us why. ♪ >> reporter: sunday morning services started the same way it normally does, with "joyful noise." but a projector of twitter pulled up changed the way people's church unitarian universal's tom kaplan gave his sermon. >> i believe we need to be able to reach out to people outside these walls. >> reporter: so to the internet went his message. a new initiative member aaron sailor helped spread by using his fingers to tweet kaplan's words. >> i'm not going to be trying to get every word he says into the
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twitter feed. i'm really going to be looking for highlights. >> reporter: doing this is a pretty comfortable position for sailor. >> i actually have a tendency to be on my smartphone during service. >> reporter: and so do other members. many of them are helping sailor tweet during service on laptops, ipads, and smartphones. a wave of technology over the spiritual world. >> and so we hope that people in cedar rapids and throughout the united states, maybe beyond that, will either listen to our live feed or twitter in and be part of the service. >> reporter: trying to reach a younger, more tech-savvy crowd, and also busy parents who can't make it to church every sunday at a specific time. >> but there are people out there who are on the go, you know, who have soccer for their children on sunday mornings or who have, you know -- maybe they have to work. >> reporter: now even the busiest of people, who have an internet connection, can get the good word at their fingertips. >> preach! you like that? >> is that what you hold up when you go to church on sunday?
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>> no, i don't. >> you don't do that? i understand you want to reach a younger, wider crowd. it seems like they should be paying attention. but whatever, if it's getting you more people and getting younger folks, it works. >> i know at my church we have like 44,000 twitter followers. we use it as a way to get people in and lure people in and disseminate information in a quick way. >> there you go. if it works, it works. there you go. thank you, lord. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing
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